Ana Horvat Vuković
In my research, teaching and advocacy work, I keep the main focus on equality law, particularly avenues of achieving and safeguarding substantive equality of political minorities like women (equal citizenship, reproductive rights as fundamental rights, equal power-sharing in the decision-making fora), the LGBTIQA+ community, and racial/ethnic minorities. The issues of equal citizenship, personal autonomy, self-determination and human dignity center in my research, be it when dealing with issues of fundamental rights or structural issues such as EU federalist theory. Other than teaching on the graduate and postgraduate level, including ERASMUS courses such as “Women’s Rights”, I am also the academic staff lead for the Antidiscrimination unit of the Free Legal Aid Clinic at the Zagreb Faculty of Law. I actively support the work of the staff-student LGBTIQA+ alliance at the same Faculty (which I co-founded), serve as a member of the People’s Ombudswoman’s Council for Human Rights (since December 2022) and as the Administrative Board chair of the City of Zagreb’s safehouse for victims of domestic violence.
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made” – these words by the glorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg are our call to action, and the time for action is now. Women must have an equal seat at the table, and a voice in the conversation, because leadership and justice are not gendered categories. We are committed to bring about a world of equal citizenship, where “no one speaks twice until everyone speaks once”.